Dog lovers unite! Those who have owned and loved dogs know these extraordinary animals are capable of great love and loyalty and are often a source of strength in a person’s life. The recently published book The Invaders: The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction even posits that early human alliances with wolves (later dogs) were behind several major extinctions in pre-history, so civilization as we know it wouldn’t be the same without them. We’re bound to each other, so when dogs are abused it provokes a deep sense of injustice in us all—especially in the dogs.
Hungarian screenwriter and director Kornél Mundruczó tells a unique tale of K9 rebellion in White God, in which abused dogs ally as a species in an uprising against oppressive humans. White God was awarded the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It’s a gripping story for cynophobes and cynophiles alike.
SIFF Egyptian Theater (805 E Pine Street). Open Friday, April 10.
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Cast: Zsófia Psotta
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 114 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country Of Origin: Hungary